IVUS-Guided PCI Reduces Mortality But Increases Cost
The clinical impact of IVUS-guided PCI remains uncertain. In a study of 401,571 PCI, 24,475 were IVUS guided. The study has indicated that as compared to angiography-guided PCI, the former is associated with reduced in-hospital mortality. IVUS-guided PCI was associated with increased cost of care and vascular complications.